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Off to see Cinderella, then a luau, then a wedding reception

I designed this program late last night, a last-minute program for a church friend who runs a little drama class that was in crisis mode, overwhelmed with too many tasks to complete before her event. She asked Kelly to play the piano for her performance today, and the kids and I went too. Christopher took two friends with him, Kimberly from his class at school, and Jordan, from his Primary class, and they had a blast and got along well together. Aaron and Jamie's backyard wedding reception was our third event to attend today. He's 6'9" tall. She's about 5'4" tall. The got married in the Denver temple two weeks ago. He and his day used to be our home teachers and they live in our neighborhood.
Aaron looked so happy and so handsome. Jamie is very sweet. I actually ran into them at a local sandwich shop, Rudino's, a few days ago. They attend BYU Idaho. Aaron has plenty of school ahead of him. He wants to be an optometrist.
Jen and Lindsey came from the ward luau activity at the lake, then to the reception.
Here's a cute picture of some of the girls from the luau, with Christopher's friend from school, Kimberly, fitting right in. Jordan and Jordan are on the far right. Hannah and Allison are on the left.
Kelly was the deejay for the luau and the kids enjoyed the chicken dance, macarena, and a few other fun activities like a hulahoop competition. Kimberly was such a talented hula hooper and won one of the contests. She got to bring home some goldfish that were centerpieces. Christopher brought some home too, and they looked very sickly. I warned both of them to not cry when/if the fish would soon die. He sobbed tonight when one of two died. I think the exhaustion from a long, action packed day added to the misery and woe. Kimberly named one of hers Lulu, since she got it at a luau. So Christopher named his a Hawaiian related name, too, Tiki. Cross your fingers that Tiki survives the night. I don't want to repeat the sorrow for him. Both girls seemed to have had a great time with their play date. He walked Kimberly to the door and carried her fish in when we dropped her off. It was so cute. Jordan drove home with her parents after the luau.
Here's a scene from the play today with Cinderella and her stepmother and evil stepsisters. It was a cute production. A bit chaotic, but the acting was enjoyable.
Here's Christopher and his two blond girl pals for the afternoon. Kimberly is on the left and Jordan is on the right. Jordan is in 4th grade and is the oldest among them, yet Christopher and Kimberly are taller than her. It was really fun listening to their conversations and how they interacted today in the car and at the play. That was entertainment in an of itself.
I had my gardeners take out the winter pansies (that Lindsey and Christopher posed in front of last week) and plant begonias in their place. So here are the three kids again. It was a very pleasant day and the weather was marvelous.
Lindsey had a fantastic time at the luau hanging out with several of her friends. She was off riding on the Smith's boat and we lost track of her. She eventually got a ride home and is now telling me stories about all the fun she had. So I better go listen to her. Good night! I'm tired!

Comments

LaNan said…
I have a goldfish story: For Dallin's 2nd b-day we had an elmo theme and I thought it would be so cute to send the kids home with a little goldfish in a bowl (you know like Elmo's fish Dorothy). So I bought some at walmart then divided them into their bowls about 30 minutes before the party started. Well, apparently you have to let the water get to room temp before you dump a goldfish in it! Who knew fish were so fickle?! By the time the kids showed up all the fish were belly up! It was a little disturbing for 2 year olds. I had to hurry and flush them. :-)
Heidi said…
I remember the ward luau last year- fun times!
Bobbi said…
Very cute program you designed!
Julie V said…
Aaron looks tall for being only 9".
Cute invitation.
Kelly said…
Thanks, Julie. I edited Aaron's height and added the 6 back to make him 6'9" tall!

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